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Effingham
Effingham County, Illinois

ZipCodes
62401

Motto
"Crossroads of Opportunity"



Page Contents for Effingham, Illinois

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Effingham is approximately 12,521 2000, 12328 2010.
The approximate number of families is 5,059 1990, 5340 2010.
The amount of land area in Effingham is 17.57 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.15 sq kilometers.
The distance from Effingham to Washington DC is 654 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 77 miles. (as the crow flies)
Effingham is positioned 39.11 degrees north of the equator and 88.55 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

Here is a map page for the area.
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Weather


seasonal. Here is a weather page for the area. Here is another weather page for Effingham.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for the area.

The first settlers came into the Little Wabash River around 1814. The area remained rural and had little growth until the 1850's when the railroad came through. The area experienced a big "boom" as stores and hotels opened with the coming of many new residents. The name was changed from Broughton to effingham in 1859. Effingham was named to honor a British Lord who would not fight the colonists during the Revolutionary War. Many years later, a second boom was experienced when the Interstate Highway system brought a crossroad to Effingham. The I-57 and the I-70 intersect in Effingham.
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Attractions

Here is a attractions page for Effingham and the area.
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Effingham City Government

City of Effingham
City Hall
201 E. Jefferson
Effingham, Illinois 62401
Phone: 217 342-5301



COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Effingham County Clerk
P. O. Box 628
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-342-6535

Effingham Chamber

Effingham, Illinois Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 643
508 W. Fayette Avenue
Effingham, IL 62401
phone: 217.342.4147
fax: 217.342.4228
Email: chamber@effinghamchamber.org

Effingham Organizations

Effingham, Illinois Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 643
508 W. Fayette Avenue
Effingham, IL 62401
phone: 217.342.4147
fax: 217.342.4228
Email: chamber@effinghamchamber.org

Effingham Libraries

Effingham Public Library
Helen Matthes Public Library
100 East Market Street
Effingham, Illinois 62401
Phone: 217-342-2464

Effingham Schools

Effingham Unit 40 School District

Effingham education page Effingham

Miscellany

The population of Effingham was:
1990 - 11,851
1997 - 12,022
2000 - 12,521

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